The table below looks at the statistics for Business Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Analysis over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Analysis
Rank 59 49 51
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +2
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 1918 2129 2049
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.55% 3.74% 3.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.29% 4.68% 4.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1320 1469 1400
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 31 28
Median hourly rate £36.00 £33.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.60 £20.94 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.30 £47.39 £58.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.25 £36.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
-4.86% +17.07%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
44681 45476 42373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.74% 79.84% 78.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 29558 29423 26292
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £283 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1033 1183 1185
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

Business Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Business Analysis as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Business Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK.

Business Analysis Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 26 July 2016.

Business Analysis Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Business Analysis
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK.

Business Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Business Analysis
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 26 July 2016.

Business Analysis Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Business Analysis
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 26 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -10 1774 £438 +2.94% 358
London -13 829 £475 - 148
South East +18 304 £400 - 52
City of London -14 136 £481 -1.28% 44
East of England +46 129 £400 +8.10% 33
North West -13 125 £375 -6.25% 36
West Midlands -6 106 £388 +6.52% 28
Yorkshire -15 97 £395 +5.33% 20
Scotland -28 93 £365 +3.54% 15
Berkshire +21 78 £425 +6.25% 10
West Yorkshire -8 77 £400 +9.21% 16
South West -25 69 £415 +7.79% 18
East Midlands +17 67 £450 +5.88% 15
Edinburgh -13 64 £373 +6.42% 10
Manchester +3 62 £375 +5.26% 19
Hampshire +5 56 £425 - 5
Buckinghamshire +16 53 £408 +8.66% 11
Essex +24 48 £255 -36.25% 5
Milton Keynes +10 43 £400 +6.66% 6
West Sussex +25 41 £400 - 7
Leeds -24 40 £400 +10.72% 11
Reading +12 30 £425 -10.52% 4
Northamptonshire 0 29 £475 +11.76% 2
Bedfordshire +17 26 £463 +39.09% 10
Cheshire -21 25 £413 +3.12% 6
Northampton +1 24 £550 +25.71% 2
Oxfordshire -6 24 £350 -2.77% 5
North East -61 23 £425 -3.40% 8
Birmingham -15 22 £330 -17.50% 8
Warwickshire -1 21 £438 +25.00% 4

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Business Analysis.

1 1305 (34.20%) Finance
2 1048 (27.46%) Agile Software Development
3 870 (22.80%) Stakeholder Management
4 718 (18.82%) Project Management
5 640 (16.77%) Banking
6 550 (14.41%) Analytical Skills
7 476 (12.47%) SQL
8 388 (10.17%) Retail
9 373 (9.77%) Use Case
10 324 (8.49%) Change Management
11 323 (8.46%) Business Intelligence
12 318 (8.33%) PRINCE2
13 297 (7.78%) Microsoft
13 297 (7.78%) Oracle
14 282 (7.39%) SDLC
15 275 (7.21%) User Acceptance Testing
16 274 (7.18%) User Stories
17 272 (7.13%) Data Analysis
18 271 (7.10%) MS Excel
19 269 (7.05%) Waterfall
20 266 (6.97%) Scrum
21 260 (6.81%) Degree
22 259 (6.79%) Migration
23 243 (6.37%) CRM
24 238 (6.24%) SAP
25 236 (6.18%) UML
26 230 (6.03%) ISEB
27 209 (5.48%) Data Modelling
28 207 (5.42%) MS Visio
29 206 (5.40%) Management Information System

Business Analysis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 131 (3.43%) SharePoint
2 63 (1.65%) CMS
3 52 (1.36%) Confluence
4 33 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
5 31 (0.81%) Skype for Business
6 30 (0.79%) SAS
7 25 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
8 17 (0.45%) Apache
9 15 (0.39%) WebSphere
10 11 (0.29%) IIS
11 9 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
12 8 (0.21%) Documentum
12 8 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
12 8 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
12 8 (0.21%) Tomcat
13 7 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 7 (0.18%) Drupal
13 7 (0.18%) MS Project Server
14 6 (0.16%) JBoss
14 6 (0.16%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 271 (7.10%) MS Excel
2 207 (5.42%) MS Visio
3 169 (4.43%) MS Office
4 122 (3.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 82 (2.15%) MS Project
6 21 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.052%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.052%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.052%) Open Workbench
8 2 (0.052%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.052%) SPSS
9 1 (0.026%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.026%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 105 (2.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
3 20 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
3 20 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 18 (0.47%) Sonata
5 14 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
6 12 (0.31%) Tercero
7 11 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
7 11 (0.29%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 11 (0.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 11 (0.29%) SAP HR
7 11 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
8 10 (0.26%) Oracle Cash Management
8 10 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
8 10 (0.26%) SAP CRM
8 10 (0.26%) SAP FI
9 9 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
9 9 (0.24%) Oracle iProcurement
9 9 (0.24%) SAP CO
9 9 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 52 (1.36%) Office 365
2 36 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (0.63%) IaaS
4 23 (0.60%) SaaS
5 21 (0.55%) IBM Blueworks
6 20 (0.52%) Yammer
7 15 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
8 10 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
10 7 (0.18%) Google Apps
10 7 (0.18%) PaaS
11 5 (0.13%) Basecamp
12 4 (0.10%) Force.com
12 4 (0.10%) Lucidchart
12 4 (0.10%) OneDrive
13 3 (0.079%) Azure Active Directory
14 2 (0.052%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.052%) Mimecast
14 2 (0.052%) Trello
15 1 (0.026%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 35 (0.92%) Intranet
2 33 (0.86%) Internet
3 19 (0.50%) DNS
4 13 (0.34%) DHCP
5 10 (0.26%) WebEx
6 9 (0.24%) Network Security
7 8 (0.21%) Extranet
7 8 (0.21%) TCP/IP
7 8 (0.21%) WAN
8 6 (0.16%) Firewall
8 6 (0.16%) NAS
8 6 (0.16%) VoIP
9 5 (0.13%) ATM
9 5 (0.13%) Broadband
9 5 (0.13%) LAN
9 5 (0.13%) SAN
9 5 (0.13%) Skype
10 4 (0.10%) Wireless
11 3 (0.079%) FTP
11 3 (0.079%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (4.14%) Data Warehouse
2 140 (3.67%) SQL Server
3 74 (1.94%) Data Mining
4 67 (1.76%) BusinessObjects
4 67 (1.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 66 (1.73%) Relational Database
6 61 (1.60%) Big Data
7 56 (1.47%) Oracle Database
7 56 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
8 42 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 37 (0.97%) QlikView
10 31 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
10 31 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
11 26 (0.68%) Hadoop
11 26 (0.68%) NoSQL
12 24 (0.63%) DB2
13 21 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
14 20 (0.52%) MS Access
14 20 (0.52%) MySQL
15 18 (0.47%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 141 (3.69%) JIRA
2 35 (0.92%) Oracle Forms
3 24 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (0.63%) Visual Studio
4 20 (0.52%) TeamCity
5 19 (0.50%) Selenium
6 16 (0.42%) Git (software)
7 14 (0.37%) Cucumber
8 13 (0.34%) Axure RP
9 12 (0.31%) NUnit
10 11 (0.29%) MSTest
11 10 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
12 9 (0.24%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 8 (0.21%) Rational DOORS
13 8 (0.21%) Talend Open Studio
14 7 (0.18%) Jenkins
14 7 (0.18%) Spock
15 6 (0.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 5 (0.13%) Bower
16 5 (0.13%) SonarQube
General
1 1305 (34.20%) Finance
2 640 (16.77%) Banking
3 388 (10.17%) Retail
4 190 (4.98%) Investment Banking
5 128 (3.35%) Legal
6 115 (3.01%) Telecoms
7 105 (2.75%) Marketing
8 99 (2.59%) Front Office
9 98 (2.57%) Back Office
10 77 (2.02%) Retail Banking
11 62 (1.62%) Manufacturing
12 56 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
13 55 (1.44%) Financial Institution
14 42 (1.10%) Law
15 39 (1.02%) Billing
16 30 (0.79%) Advertising
17 27 (0.71%) Automotive
18 26 (0.68%) Games
19 24 (0.63%) Publishing
20 20 (0.52%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2751 (72.09%) Analyst
2 2421 (63.44%) Business Analyst
3 306 (8.02%) Project Manager
4 216 (5.66%) Senior Analyst
5 211 (5.53%) Consultant
6 192 (5.03%) Senior Business Analyst
7 189 (4.95%) Developer
8 175 (4.59%) Banking Analyst
9 157 (4.11%) Financial Analyst
10 156 (4.09%) Agile Business Analyst
11 146 (3.83%) Finance Business Analyst
12 145 (3.80%) Architect
13 139 (3.64%) IT Analyst
14 136 (3.56%) Banking Business Analyst
14 136 (3.56%) Business IT Analyst
15 133 (3.49%) IT Business Analyst
16 131 (3.43%) Digital Analyst
17 128 (3.35%) Digital Business Analyst
18 127 (3.33%) Business Systems Analyst
19 118 (3.09%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (3.01%) .NET
2 91 (2.38%) HTML
3 88 (2.31%) XML
4 80 (2.10%) Web Services
5 44 (1.15%) HTML5
6 35 (0.92%) AngularJS
7 33 (0.86%) CSS
7 33 (0.86%) Middleware
8 32 (0.84%) .NET Framework
9 26 (0.68%) SOAP
10 24 (0.63%) jQuery
11 23 (0.60%) ASP.NET
12 22 (0.58%) Entity Framework
13 18 (0.47%) REST
14 17 (0.45%) COM
15 15 (0.39%) J2EE
16 14 (0.37%) Spring
17 12 (0.31%) FpML
17 12 (0.31%) JSON
17 12 (0.31%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 550 (14.41%) Analytical Skills
2 206 (5.40%) Management Information System
3 128 (3.35%) User Experience
4 91 (2.38%) Fixed Income
5 82 (2.15%) Equities
6 81 (2.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 69 (1.81%) Data Centre
8 65 (1.70%) Derivative
9 52 (1.36%) Credit Risk
9 52 (1.36%) NHS
10 50 (1.31%) Computer Science
11 46 (1.21%) Visualisation
12 37 (0.97%) Data Structures
12 37 (0.97%) Mainframe
12 37 (0.97%) Virtual Team
13 35 (0.92%) Data Integration
13 35 (0.92%) Mobile App
14 32 (0.84%) Reference Data
15 31 (0.81%) Market Risk
16 24 (0.63%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 137 (3.59%) Windows
2 72 (1.89%) Unix
3 48 (1.26%) Linux
4 24 (0.63%) Windows Server
5 14 (0.37%) Windows 7
6 10 (0.26%) Windows Vista
7 9 (0.24%) Android
7 9 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (0.21%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.13%) Windows 10
9 5 (0.13%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.10%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.052%) Solaris
11 2 (0.052%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.026%) AIX
12 1 (0.026%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.026%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.026%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1048 (27.46%) Agile Software Development
2 870 (22.80%) Stakeholder Management
3 718 (18.82%) Project Management
4 373 (9.77%) Use Case
5 324 (8.49%) Change Management
6 323 (8.46%) Business Intelligence
7 318 (8.33%) PRINCE2
8 282 (7.39%) SDLC
9 275 (7.21%) User Acceptance Testing
10 274 (7.18%) User Stories
11 272 (7.13%) Data Analysis
12 269 (7.05%) Waterfall
13 266 (6.97%) Scrum
14 259 (6.79%) Migration
15 243 (6.37%) CRM
16 236 (6.18%) UML
17 209 (5.48%) Data Modelling
18 205 (5.37%) ITIL
19 172 (4.51%) Workflow
20 153 (4.01%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 476 (12.47%) SQL
2 139 (3.64%) Java
3 112 (2.94%) C#
4 81 (2.12%) JavaScript
5 70 (1.83%) PL/SQL
6 46 (1.21%) Python
7 41 (1.07%) VBA
8 38 (1.00%) T-SQL
9 37 (0.97%) VB
10 33 (0.86%) C
11 32 (0.84%) Shell Script
12 26 (0.68%) C++
13 23 (0.60%) Bash Shell
14 20 (0.52%) COBOL
15 17 (0.45%) PHP
16 15 (0.39%) PowerShell
17 10 (0.26%) Ruby
17 10 (0.26%) Scala
18 8 (0.21%) Perl
19 7 (0.18%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 260 (6.81%) Degree
2 230 (6.03%) ISEB
3 161 (4.22%) Security Cleared
4 88 (2.31%) SC Cleared
5 47 (1.23%) PMI Certification
6 45 (1.18%) DV Cleared
7 41 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
8 39 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 38 (1.00%) PMP
10 37 (0.97%) CBAP
11 27 (0.71%) IIBA
12 19 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 17 (0.45%) ACCA
13 17 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
13 17 (0.45%) CIMA
13 17 (0.45%) CISSP
14 11 (0.29%) CISM
15 10 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 8 (0.21%) ISTQB
16 8 (0.21%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (2.75%) QA
2 70 (1.83%) Data Quality
3 61 (1.60%) MiFID
4 32 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
5 28 (0.73%) Solvency II
6 18 (0.47%) FATCA
7 17 (0.45%) Dodd-Frank
7 17 (0.45%) EMIR
7 17 (0.45%) SLA
8 15 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 13 (0.34%) COBIT
10 11 (0.29%) SEPA
11 9 (0.24%) AIFMD
11 9 (0.24%) Basel III
11 9 (0.24%) UCITS
12 8 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 6 (0.16%) Basel II
14 5 (0.13%) COREP
15 4 (0.10%) ISO22301
15 4 (0.10%) PMBOK
System Software
1 73 (1.91%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.26%) Hyper-V
3 7 (0.18%) Time Sharing Option
4 5 (0.13%) Docker
5 3 (0.079%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.052%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.026%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.026%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.026%) Samba
7 1 (0.026%) UAG
7 1 (0.026%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.026%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.026%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 29 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
1 29 (0.76%) Puppet
2 16 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (0.16%) AirWatch
4 5 (0.13%) Ansible
4 5 (0.13%) Nagios
5 4 (0.10%) Control-M
5 4 (0.10%) SCCM
6 2 (0.052%) CA Wily
6 2 (0.052%) MOM
6 2 (0.052%) Thomson Reuters DACS
7 1 (0.026%) OPNET
7 1 (0.026%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 297 (7.78%) Microsoft
1 297 (7.78%) Oracle
2 238 (6.24%) SAP
3 91 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
4 58 (1.52%) ServiceNow
5 55 (1.44%) Tableau
6 46 (1.21%) Pega
7 43 (1.13%) IBM
8 30 (0.79%) Murex
9 28 (0.73%) HP
10 27 (0.71%) Sitecore
11 26 (0.68%) Informatica
12 24 (0.63%) Infor
13 21 (0.55%) hybris
13 21 (0.55%) Hyperion
14 20 (0.52%) Atlassian
14 20 (0.52%) Google
15 19 (0.50%) Avaloq
16 18 (0.47%) Cognos
16 18 (0.47%) FNZ
London
Red10
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £380 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Hydrogen
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Haysfm
Rate: £425.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Red10
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Energon People
Rate: £700 - £900 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Red10
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £360 to £400 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: MARKET RATE
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Rate: DOE
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £300 to £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £385 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £51000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £385 per day
Posted: 6 days ago